Sunday, January 18, 2009
The launch date for the kayak is scheduled for 22nd January, this Thursday afternoon.
My parents arrive for a month long visit from the UK, and I'll launch in the afternoon after I've picked them up from the airport.
The kayak is mostly painted, just some black pinstripes and a couple of areas to be touched up. The seat is painted, the paddle is varnished and I've made and painted a toggle for the bow line. Final touches will be some foam rubber mat cable tied to the seat and the forward deck beam (to protect my shins).
I still have top make a trolley to take it the 200m or so to the local boat ramp and beach. I'll probably end up carrying it because I also have to paint and fit foot grips to some bolt-on sidesteps a friend fabricated for the Land Rover a couple of years ago.
Its going to be tight, but a Thursday launch it is.